Established in 1979 through an endowment from His Highness the Aga Khan, The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) at MIT is dedicated to the study of Islamic architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, and conservation. It prepares students for careers in research, design, and teaching and aims to enhance the understanding of Islamic architecture and urbanism in light of contemporary issues and to increase the visibility of Islamic cultural heritage in the modern world.


 

Spring 2015 Lectures

March 16
Ceci n'est pas Damas: Arabic Prose Topographies of Damascus
Dana Sajdi
AKPIA@MIT Post-Doctoral Fellow
Associate Professor, Boston College
Bio

April 27
Culture and Identity:
The Architecture of Jewish Holy Spaces in Isfahan, Iran

Mohammad Gharipour
Associate Professor, Morgan State University, Baltimore

Mondays at 6:00 pm in MIT room 3-133.
Free and open to the public
. For more information.

March 13
Representing the Wondrous Life of the Prophet in Islamic History
Nasser Rabbat Lecture In Boston College

4:30 pm, in Gasson Hall 305
Event Poster

AKPIA@MIT Alumna Glaire Anderson's book The Islamic Villa in Early Medieval Iberia: Architecture and Court Culture in Umayyad Córdoba has been chosen as the winner of the 2015 Eleanor Tufts Book Award.

Architecture Boston Magazine article
Architecture in the Islamic World
http://www.architects.org/architectureboston/articles/matter-course-0

AKPIA@MIT 2015-2016 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
FOR RESEARCH IN ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE

AKPIA@MIT 2015-2016 STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT AWARDS
Available only for Department of Architecture and DUSP students at MIT.

For current faculty searches in the MIT Department of Architecture
please see http://architecture.mit.edu/department/open-positions

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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